Addressing Social Determinants of Health During COVID-19 and Beyond: Leveraging Data that Matters


As hospitals continue to identify and address issues of health equity, it will be essential that they consider information from outside the single acute episode. Read how considering variations in risks, along with the context in which they exist, is essential to begin to address the specific risks that affect vulnerable subsets of patients.


Addressing Social Determinants of Health During COVID-19 and Beyond: How to Find Your Organization’s Fit


We have seen the significant effects of COVID-19 on our country’s most vulnerable populations, amplifying existing health disparities. We have also seen hospitals and health systems continue and expand their efforts to address social determinants of health. This work has taken on new meaning during the pandemic and will continue to become even more important. Not every organization is equipped to lead social determinants of health work, but every organization has an important role to play. And it starts with finding your fit.


Protecting Your Hospital from Ransomware Part 3: Three Important Considerations for Your Cyber Liability Coverage


As the impact of record high ransomware attacks send shock waves through the insurance industry, many insurers are reassessing their exposure based on the increasing frequency of claims and mounting losses. Hospital and health system leaders are encouraged to check in with their cyber liability insurance broker and insurance carrier as soon as possible to review their policy in detail. Here’s three important considerations for your coverage and those conversations.


Beyond the Technology: Critical Considerations for a Successful, Sustainable Neuromodulation Program


Neuromodulation—a broad clinical category that encompasses treatments that affect the nervous system and involve externally placed or internally implanted devices—is rich in novel technology and treatments. However, embracing the innovative technology is not enough to ensure a successful and sustainable program. Here are seven critical considerations for a neuromodulation program.


Protecting Your Hospital from Ransomware Part 2: Checklist to Reduce Common Vulnerabilities in 2021


During 2021, hospitals and health care organizations will continue to face significant ransomware attacks that hit record highs last year. Most cybersecurity breaches occur from breakdowns in three main areas: people, process and technology. Here’s a checklist of important steps chief information security officers should take to reduce the most common areas of risk.


Protecting Your Hospital from Ransomware Part 1: Five Essential Questions for CEOs in 2021


Last year, hospitals and health systems across the nation were under siege by cyber criminals and bad actors attacking vital community institutions with malware to gain profit and cause harm. The average total cost of a data breach in 2020 exceeded $3.8 million, with the average U.S. health care cyber breach costing $7.13M. With the threats never greater and the stakes never higher, it is essential for hospital and health system chief executive officers to start the new year with a conversation with their chief information security officers. Here’s a list of five essential questions you’ll want to discuss.


Value Analysis and Bilateral Communication are Keys to Effective Purchasing Decisions


Learn how a value analysis program with a bilateral communication plan can help avoid siloed decisions and communication breakdowns when making new product decisions.


Five Data Sources to Engage Physicians in Evaluating Preference Items


Engaging physicians in the evaluation of their preference items is critical. Here are the five primary data sources that when combined, can lead to the greatest success in physician engagement in this work.


Evaluating your Block Schedule: Dive Right In


Managing, let alone changing, your organization’s block schedule might feel as intimidating as the thought of diving with sharks. But don’t let it scare you; the benefits far exceed the risks. It’s time to dive in!


The Power of an Enterprise-wide, Data-driven Strategy


Health systems and providers continue to face ongoing challenges associated with delivering high-quality, cost-effective care while balancing decreasing reimbursements and new value-based payment models. COVID-19 has heightened the need for organizations to be adaptable, flexible and reliable. Learn why a comprehensive enterprise-wide data-driven strategy is essential to adapting and thriving in this new environment.